Tuesday was the 150th Anniversary of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. I meant to do a post about that sooner but tonight is just as good as any.
At 10:15 P.M., shots rang out across the theater as the President was shot by John Wilkes Booth. It was meant to be part of a conspiracy to eliminate the top of the United States government and in the ensuing chaos, the Confederacy could get a start again. Booth managed to escape the theater but his co-conspirators didn't fare as well. All three men were captured.
But sadly, the die was cast and we will never know.